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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at McBride Center

By From page A5 | April 30, 2014

VACAVILLE — The McBride Center in Vacaville will celebrate Cinco de Mayo from noon to 1:30 p.m. May 5.

There will be Mexican dishes, a Folklorico performance and much more. The McBride Center is located at 91 Town Square Place.

For more information, call 469-6660.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 29, 2014 - 6:52 am

    This is the United States, not Mexico and to encourage such is seditious. We are Americans---we celebrate the 4th of July and the American Revolution and not the Mexican independence from France. Perhaps some Californians would rather celebrate May 1st---- a Communist holiday too!

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  • Proud Mexican AmericanApril 30, 2014 - 8:55 pm

    September 16 is Mexico's Independence Rich Giddens, ask U.S Government what is really behind "Cinco de Mayo" celebration. In the meanwhile ill leave you some info. ;) "France's real goal was to help break up the American Union, at the time in the midst of a civil war, by helping the southern Confederacy." "At the time, there were fears in the United States that the French would use Mexico as a base to back the Confederacy, so President Lincoln and his Secretary of State went out of their way to appear 'neutral' in the Mexican situation. They did not want to take on the French and the Confederates at the same time" Napoleon III had hesitated to take on the United States directly, but now the news of the Civil War changed everything". It meant that the Americans would be occupied with their conflict between North and South for some time. Upon hearing the Spaniards and the British had sailed off to grab the customs house in Veracruz to start collecting their duties, Napoleon decided he would not only send the French navy, but would also start looking for someone to place as emperor in Mexico. He would then use Mexico as a base to help the Confederates win their war against the United States. " .....had Mexico not defeated the French in Puebla on May 5, 1862, France would have gone to the aid of the South in the U.S. Civil War and the United States' destiny could have been very different.

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